Stanford Biodesign is multidisciplinary and dynamic, bringing together faculty, students, and fellows from across Stanford University to create innovations with the power to change healthcare. Today, a new era of health economics demands that emerging technologies improve health outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs and/or increasing cost effectiveness. In this environment, where traditional funding mechanisms and business strategies no longer work, the goal of the Center is to prepare aspiring inventors with the acumen and agility they will need to succeed. As we move into a global health marketplace, where new technologies have the potential to impact billions of patients worldwide, we also need lessons in affordability and efficiency from the developing countries that are joining the expanding healthcare ecosystem.
The Center’s location in the James H. Clark Center, the hub for Stanford Bio-X at the heart of Stanford campus is truly unique, allowing it to connect with leaders and tap into world-class resources and infrastructure in business, medicine, design, and engineering on a continuous and collaborative basis. Stanford University’s location in the center of Silicon Valley is another unparalleled advantage for Stanford Biodesign and the people it trains. Each year, more than 200 industry leaders from the local health technology ecosystem contribute to the Center’s programs, advising fellows, students, and faculty and helping them translate their technologies into patient care. This network is one of the most valuable benefits of training at Stanford Biodesign since many of these connections last a lifetime. More information about the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign can be found at http://biodesign.stanford.edu/
The Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign will have a national/ international reputation as a leader in developing health technologies and a keen understanding of the changing landscape of technology and business innovation, including the emerging domain of digital health. Candidates must demonstrate the vision and drive that can deliver a re-invention of Stanford Biodesign for “Generation 2”. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to fundraise, with a strong and relevant network of both industry and academic contacts. With the primary focus of Biodesign being education and training, the Director will have a track record of effective people management—specifically, having the ability to motivate others to contribute time, energy, expertise to the program. Strong communication skills (including podium presence) are highly important.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
We would greatly appreciate your thoughts regarding people who would be appropriate for this position. Please send nominations, including the names and contact information, for individuals you believe should be considered to Anitra Bowers, Director of Strategic Leadership, at email@example.com. Nominations should be submitted by 14th February 2020; applications (an electronic CV, accompanied by a 1-2 page cover letter describing key accomplishments, and a biographical sketch such as that used by the NIH) will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of completed application materials will begin by 16th March 2020. All submissions will be held in strict confidence, to be shared only with the Search Committee.
Ideally, the Director will have a diverse background: potentially be a successful inventor, company founder or senior executive; be a faculty member with a distinguished university career; or offer a blend of both career paths. Experience in mentoring is essential. Specific background in guiding the Biodesign process (and/or design or entrepreneurship more broadly) is desirable.
Candidates should have a solid understanding of university policies and processes and must be appointable as a Stanford faculty member. The candidate should have MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees; faculty rank and reporting relationship will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.
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